Recording Connection, a program area of The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers programs that get you training as an extern inside of professional recording studios, working and training as an audio student extern to learn recording, audio engineering, and mixing.
It’s called “Music City, U.S.A.” for a reason. Long recognized as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is actually one of the world’s biggest hubs for the music industry in general. While country music certainly dominates the musical landscapes, there are hotbeds of rock, punk, hip-hop, gospel, folk old-time and even R&B throughout the city as well. Icons like Jimi Hendrix and Etta James have roots here, just the same as the Carter Family and George Jones.
As is to be expected, Nashville is known not just for its recording studios, but for its incredible live music scene. Everyone knows about the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium (and more recently, The 5 Spot, thanks to ABC TV series Nashville). But there’s also the Bluebird Café, Rocketown, Mercy Lounge, The Basement, and innumerable others. Just outside the Ryman, music fans can take their pick from dozens of venues within walking distance along Second Ave. and Lower Broadway. There’s definitely no shortage of venues in Nashville, let alone musical acts to play in them. (Nashville is to aspiring musical artists as Hollywood is to aspiring actors!)
Of course, Nashville is the ‘Mecca’ of country music, heralded by the four-day CMA Music Festival held each June, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and of course, Opryland USA. Each of these landmarks and events create great opportunities for music fans to hear their favorite artists, but for the musicians and industry professionals themselves, the real work goes on in Nashville’s recording studios, where some of the best-selling music in the world is recorded, produced, and mixed on a daily basis. Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools puts you in the heart of the action.